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Poster: unclejohn52 Date: Jan 5, 2011 2:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hijack to another...

(~) : ) OK, good chuckle.

Maybe it's been discussed here before... are there definitive boundary lines between "eras" , do we have official names and demarcations for GD periods?

and for WT - I infer from your post you rarely venture past 73 - this really limits the songs you get to hear... for me, some amazing songs come after, I can't imagine going without a good Eyes, Scarlet/Fire, Help/Slip/Franklin's...

on the other hand, you'll only find me venturing past 79 for a few Jerry nuggets.

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Jan 5, 2011 3:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hijack to another...

Some refer WT's listening era ('66-'71) as the curmudgeon era.

All kidding aside, i recall that High Flow had a nice post a few years back breaking down the eras. perhaps he can find that for us.

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Poster: user unknown Date: Jan 5, 2011 4:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hijack to another...

"Some refer WT's listening era ('66-'71)"

you need to add the qualifier...

WT's listening era ('66- 4/29/71)

You see, after he heard the Hard To Handle from 4/29 he realized there could never be another that was any better so he just quit listening after that date.Photobucket

"the curmudgeon era"

I resemble that remark.
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Poster: high flow Date: Jan 5, 2011 4:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hijack to another...

Wow, good memory elbow. I noticed you used the word "kewl" in your reply. That's goofy.:)

http://www.archive.org/post/202781/pre-76-dead-education

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 5, 2011 3:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hijack to another...

Don't forget, I did "experience" the era with tunes you enjoy, attending lots of shows from 74 thru 82. Post 82 though, there are many songs I have literally NEVER heard (day job? brent tunes? lots of em).

As elb notes, we have discusssed it a bit. I think that for folks like me, it's probably the 65-73, Golden Road window that makes the most sense. I draw the line at 71 for some unknown reason...71 is a transitional yr, as many have noted, so I do get a great deal from that yr, but defn don't go for what they'd moved into by Wake (now; I did "then"). I do think that vocals are dropping off by then (ie, Bob changes a bit by 73...some of the "talking rather than singing").

So, 65-71: The Right Era
72-79: Keith and the Not Yet Really Fat Fatman
80-89: Brent and the Periodically Comatose Fatman
90-95: Keyboard Players Galore and the Even Rounder Fatman

How's that?

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Poster: fireeagle Date: Jan 5, 2011 4:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hijack to another...

maybe true, but doesnt sound right. sounds kinda disrespectful, disregardful, ungrateful.......

there are no eras. twas all like 1 long dark star that melted into a dream which ended in 95

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 5, 2011 7:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hijack to another...

That sounds too much like "love it or leave it" to me...

Remember: the unexamined band is not worth listening to.